Elite Series bumper plates are made to IWF standards and are the pinnacle in quality and reliability. They are engineered for serious functional fitness use and have been tested to withstand over 9,000 drops onto hard flooring. Each weight is colour coded in accordance with international standards. The grade of rubber used in manufacturing these plates is of the highest quality available. Inserts are manufactured from premium grade stainless steel, so they are scratch resistant and have been designed with a contoured edge to help protect your bars. This also makes them smoother and easier to slide on and off your barbells.
Sizes available are 5 kg, 10 kg, 15 kg, 20 kg & 25 kg.
- Diameter: 450mm
- Plate Width: 65mm
- Steel Inserts that with contoured edges for easy change over on bars
- Collar Opening: 50.40mm or 1.98 inches
- Achieved a rating of 91 on the Shore Durometer Scale
Why are Bumper Plates rated using the Shore Durometer Scale?
The Shore Durometer Test is the standard international system that is used to test the hardness of rubber and other synthetic compounds. The Durometer Scale was developed in the 1920s by Albert F. Shore, who created a device to measure these types of materials and so it has been named after him.
Material hardness is rated and defined according to its resistance to permanent indentation or total failure. Examples of "total failure" would be if the bumper plates were to warp or buckle during use or the inserts detaching.
The word "Durometer" has two specific meanings; The name of the instrument used to conduct these tests and the rating achieved based on the Shore Durometer Scale.
This device works by providing a rating of 0 to 100. To give you a perspective on this, most car tyres are rated at approximately 65, which is fairly high as they need to withstand a lot of punishment. A bumper plate with a reading of over 65 is considered more than acceptable.
Elite Series bumper plates returned a reading of 91! They are without doubt at the very top end but due to our Industry Direct Wholesale Buying program you can buy them at up to half what it would cost you for similar grade bumpers from other suppliers. They will provide greater performance during repetitive use and last far longer than lesser quality bumpers. So, order them today and experience the benefits of using premium quality gear with no compromise.